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The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2019 recipients of the Covenant Award. Dr. Gregory Beiles, Head of School, The Toronto Heschel School and Director, The Lola Stein Institute, Toronto, Canada; Sally Grazi-Shatzkes, Registered Drama Therapist, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and Theater Director, Yeshivah of Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York; and Risa Strauss, Education Director, Beth Shalom Synagogue and Founding Director, Camp Gesher, The Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, Columbia, South Carolina, are the recipients of the Award, which is among the highest honors in the field of Jewish education.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2019
Three outstanding Jewish educators who are taking their visions of deeply engaging Judaism and igniting them into reality - are the 2017 recipients of The Covenant Award. Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Founding Principal of SAR High School in Riverdale, NY; Meredith Englander Polsky, National Director of Institutes and Training at Matan in New York, and Developmental Support Coordinator at Temple Beth Ami Nursery School in Rockville, MD; and Dr. Jane Shapiro, Co-Founder of Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning in Skokie, IL are the recipients of the Award, which is among the highest honors in the field of Jewish education.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2017
Three Jewish Educators, Leaders of Innovation and Impact in the Field, Receive the 2016 Covenant Award
Three outstanding Jewish educators who are leaders of innovation and impact - and who by their very successes are pushing the field to take notice of the power of inclusive, creative education – are the 2016 recipients of The Covenant Award. Daniel Henkin, Director of Music at The Ramaz Upper School in New York and at Camp Ramah Nyack (NY); Rabbi Benay Lappe, Founder and Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, Chicago; and Ilana Ruskay-Kidd, Founder and Head of School at The Shefa School, New York are the recipients of the Award, which is among the highest honors in the field of Jewish education.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2016
Fifty years ago, an Akron business couple made the decision to start a small foundation to carry out their commitment to and passion for tzedakah. Today, what Goldie and Jerry Lippman began in 1966 has become a philanthropic enterprise that involves multiple generations of their nephew Joe Kanfer’s family. To mark this jubilee, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah is launching a prize competition to identify and recognize programs that help individuals and organizations access and apply Jewish wisdom in ways that enable them to live better lives and shape a better world. Two first prizes of $18,000 will be awarded, recognizing one program of national or international scope and one program that operates locally or regionally. Two additional programs in each category will be selected for Honorable Mention and will receive $6,000 each. The Awards will be presented this November at a ceremony in New York, and all finalists and semi-finalists will be profiled in an online portfolio.
Updated: Jun. 08, 2016
Three visionary educators demonstrating the power of inspired Jewish education to create change and drive impact are the 2015 recipients of The Covenant Award for excellence in the field, The Covenant Foundation announced today. Michelle Shapiro Abraham, Director of Program Development for the Campaign for Youth Engagement at the Union for Reform Judaism, as well as a consultant for the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and a clinical faculty member in the HUC-Jewish Institute of Religion Executive MAJE Program; Dr. Sandra Ostrowicz Lilienthal, Curriculum Developer and Instructor at The Rose and Jack Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education of Broward County in Davie, FL; and, Amy Meltzer, Lead Kindergarten teacher at Lander- Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, are the 2015 recipients of the Award, which is among the highest honors in the field of Jewish education.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
Submissions are now being welcomed online for the Jerusalem Unity Prize in memory of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, z”l, whose tragic kidnapping and murder deeply moved Israeli society and Jews around the globe. The prize was conceived in partnership with the families of the three boys and Jerusalem-based organization Gesher as a way to perpetuate the spirit of unity which existed across Israel and around the world during the days following the boys’ kidnapping.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2015
Three visionary educators demonstrating the power of inspired Jewish education are the 2014 recipients of The Covenant Award for excellence in the field, The Covenant Foundation announced today. Alison Kur, Executive Director of Jewish Living at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA; Dr. Rebecca Schorsch, Director of Jewish Studies at Chicagoland Jewish High School in Deerfield, IL; and Rabbi Yisroel Boruch Sufrin, Head of School at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, CA, are the recipients of the Award, among the most coveted of honors in the field of Jewish education.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2014
The Jewish Women’s Archive announces the third annual Natalia Twersky Educator Award to honor an inspiring educator for his/her creativity and commitment to teaching inclusive history. The award, $2,500 to the winning educator plus $500 for her/his school or program, is open to any educator working in a Jewish setting with students in grades 6–12 who spotlights the stories and voices of Jewish women through the use of primary sources. Now is the time to gather your lesson plan, examples of student work, and an optional video of your teaching and submit your lesson online by Monday, May 12, 2014!
Updated: Mar. 26, 2014
Every two years, Yad Hanadiv recognizes the crucial role teachers play in shaping the knowledge and attitudes of the next generation by awarding exceptional teachers the Rothschild Prize for Education in Memory of Max Rowe. The 2013 Max Rowe Prize will be awarded to teachers – at all levels and across all disciplines – who develop in their students the ability and commitment to practice deliberative and respectful discourse.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2012
Five promising Jewish educators from across the country are the first-ever recipients of The Pomegranate Prize, established by The Covenant Foundation to honor and nurture exceptional, emerging professionals. The Foundation announced the establishment of the new prize - and the inaugural recipients – at its annual award ceremony during the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Denver, CO.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011